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March 4, 2021

Earlier Antibiotic Initiation for Sepsis Did Not Lead to Overuse Earlier Antibiotic Initiation for Sepsis Did Not Lead to Overuse

There has been a marked increase in the time to antibiotic administration for ICU patients with sepsis across Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, but there is no […]
February 16, 2021

PPE Protected Critical Care Staff From COVID-19 Transmission PPE Protected Critical Care Staff From COVID-19 Transmission

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Critical care staff are less likely to acquire COVID-19 infection from ICU […]
February 12, 2021

PICU: ‘Feed Early, Feed Well’ With Enteral Nutrition PICU: ‘Feed Early, Feed Well’ With Enteral Nutrition

The advice of Vijay Srinivasan, MD, regarding enteral nutrition in children in critical care is simple: “feed early and feed well.” Vijay Srinivasan Srinivasan, a pediatric […]
February 5, 2021

Kids in ICU for COVID Are Likely to Be Older, Black, Have Asthma Kids in ICU for COVID Are Likely to Be Older, Black, Have Asthma

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Little has been known about children sick enough with COVID-19 to require […]
February 4, 2021

Bundle Adherence Helps Improve Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes Bundle Adherence Helps Improve Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes

Interim results from a 40-hospital pediatric sepsis quality improvement study support lengthening the initial window for giving fluids and antibiotics. They also suggest better outcomes when […]
February 2, 2021

Dexmedetomidine, Propofol Similar in Ventilated Adults With Sepsis Dexmedetomidine, Propofol Similar in Ventilated Adults With Sepsis

Outcomes for mechanically ventilated adults with sepsis receiving light sedation were the same whether they received dexmedetomidine or propofol, according to data from a 13-center randomized, […]
February 2, 2021

Telehealth Helps Cut Mortality Risk Among ICU Patients Telehealth Helps Cut Mortality Risk Among ICU Patients

Patients who received telemedicine in an intensive care unit (ICU) were less likely to die and more likely to have a shorter hospital stay than those […]
January 25, 2021

COVID-19 Drives Physician Burnout for Some Specialties COVID-19 Drives Physician Burnout for Some Specialties

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physician burnout remains at a critical level, at 42% overall ― the […]
September 18, 2020

Scarce COVID-19 Resources Demand That Competitors Share Scarce COVID-19 Resources Demand That Competitors Share

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. During surges in COVID-19 infections, the lack of regional, statewide, and national […]
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